Kyle Larson will start first when the NASCAR Cup Series makes its lone stop to Michigan International Speedway this year. The starting lineup for the 2021 FireKeepers Casino 400 was set via qualifying metric after the previous race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was set by on-track qualifying.
Larson is a five-time winner this year.
His Hendrick Motorsports teammate and reigning Cup Series champion Chase Elliott will start alongside him in second place.
Driver and car owner finishing position (weighted 25% each), fastest lap from previous race (15%) and rank in owner points (35%) were added to set the lineup.
The FireKeepers Casino 400 will take place on Sunday, Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by NBC Sports Network.
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Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.
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